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Zenity is a tool that will display Gtk+ dialog boxes from the command line and through shell scripts. It is a rewrite of gdialog, the GNOME port of dialog.

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Show stdout and stderr in Zenith

I am trying to install .deb file by right clicking on it in Nemo. My Nemo Action Looks like: [Nemo Action] Name=Install Deb File Comment=Install %F Exec=<scripts/install_deb_file.sh %F> Icon-...
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Zenity File Selection - Change Display Options?

Zenity version 3.22 (Debian Stretch). ls -a foobar . .. directory foo .foo zenity --file-selection --filename=/tmp/foobar/ yields (after a right click): I know that I can just click on the Show ...
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Showing output of processed files on yad/zentiy progress bar with shred

Been trying to get a yad progress bar to show the output of processed files along with the progress bar while shredding files. Shredding takes longer and users see the progress bar going back and ...
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How can I solve this issue in ChromeOS Crostini? Sudo apt install cannot read 'zenity-common'

Here's the error message from the terminal after using sudo apt install. I'm using Crostini on Chromeos. debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed Selecting previously ...
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New command shortcut setting doesn't work

I want to modify the command of PrintScreen key to one that takes the screenshoot and ask me the name of the file through a pop up window. From terminal below line did the job: gnome-screenshot -f `...
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Unix PAM module fails on login/lock screen - Permission denied - exit code 13

How it works? I'm back with yet another issue I can't figure out by myself. Basically what I have is 2 factor authentication (2FA) module based on Python PAM and with NFC card reader. Once user is ...
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Make root script show zenity dialog to user

I followed the instructions here to set up an automated backup, such that whenever I connect a certain external drive to the computer, the backup is automatically started. This works, but in addition ...
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Progress Bar with PV & Zenity using md5sum

I'm trying to write a script for get md5sum of unique files or multiples files inside a directory in the cli using pv to see the progress bar, and in gtk because I use Xfce 4.12 (Slackware64 14.2) in ...
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Randomizer script failing to randomize

I am having a problem where this project is not randomizing anything. My new code: #!/bin/bash function ReRoll(){ sort -R languagecodes.txt > /dev/null sleep 0.5 LANG=$(head -n 1 /home/...
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Zenity buttons not working

So i can't figured out why my cancel button is not working on the confirmation delete zenity box... Can you please explain me ? directory=$(zenity --entry \ --text "Enter a path" \ --...
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Zenity Windows Too Wide; --width option not working

Using zenity version 3.14.0 and am trying to get insight into how to deal with the problem of the zenity windows being too wide. The problem shows itself when, say, a zenity info box is displaying a ...
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How does zenity use options for radiolist?

I am reading linux command line and shell scripting bible, and they use zenity for radiolist in this form: zenity --list --radiolist --title "Sys Admin Menu" --column "Select" --...
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Prevent < > ^ chars leaking out of variable

I think my script halts because the text it's about to display contains "commands" A code that displays the first 20 lines of a subtitles file: junknownsub=$(head -20 "$f") zenity -...
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Do Zenity system tray notifications not work with Cron?

I'm making a small script in which I make several calls to Zenity. Executing the script manually or executing the commands from the terminal works properly. However, when I run them from Cron they ...
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extract 5 first lines of a text file to a variable

I'm wondering if it's possible to "extract" the first 5 lines of a textfile to a single variable (not an array) for example: head -5 test.txt >$variable (which of course doesn't work) I'm ...
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Zenity Cancel button for GNU parallel progress bar

As GNU parallel's manual shows, you can use a zenity progress bar with parallel: seq 1000 | parallel -j30 --bar '(echo {};sleep 0.1)' \ 2> >(zenity --progress --auto-kill) | wc However, in ...
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how to express a range of numbers (11%-20%) in a battery notification script

I'd like to have a script that notifies me when my battery is at or above 90%, at or below 20%, and at or below 10%. I cobbled together the following, substituting zenity for notify-send so that I ...
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FFmpeg doesn't take input while overwrite question

My script basicly do convert videos (ex: mp4 --> mkv). Let's say there is a video file in working directory with name "1.mp4" and we want to create a new file "2.mkv". In this case script runs withour ...
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Showing multiple calenders in zenity command

Zenity command provides an option to show calendar to get date input, like zenity --calendar In some case, we need to get more than one dates as input. i.e., start and end date. But the zenity ...
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Looking for a graphical dialog program that I can use for my bash script

I am trying to write a DD frontend in bash, and I was looking for a simple to use dialog program. I have used things like zenity before, but it was not complex enough for my needs. All I need is some ...
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What are the differences/(dis)advantages of zenity vs notify-send?

There is both zenity and notify-send. (on Fedora/GNOME at least, both seems to be pre-installed.) So considering I want to show notifications, what are the differences between these too ones? Is ...
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How can I change Zenity dialog icon?

I want to change the default icon of any dialog in zenity , I write this line of code for ERROR Dialog zenity --error --text='Icon As It Is' --window-icon=/home/ --icon-name=64.png --no-wrap From ...
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Lack of a text input field in zenity file selector

I have Debian 9 with xfce and installed zenity to use it to select directory paths. I use it in this way zenity --file-selection --directory The GUI selector looks as below. It has not the text ...
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Create dialog based on console output

I would like to display a dialog box using zenity or dialog or something similar based on a specific string displayed in console window? Background: I have created a wrapper shell script which calls ...
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running clock in zenity menu

I have created a menu by ... zenity --title="ABC" --text="Date-'date +%d%m%Y-%T'" --list --radiolist --column="select" --column="option" FALSE "1" FALSE "2" FALSE "3" Menu showing date with time when ...
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Zenity form for easy network configuration

Im doing a zenity form for easy network configuration. The end user just fills in the information and the script does the rest. Is there a better way to do this? Any input from you guys is welcome. ...
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Cannot exit bash script correctly

I have a made a script on bash. #!/bin/bash zen(){ mark=$(zenity --scale \ --text 'FREQUENCY' \ --value=$la \ --min-value=0\ --max-value=5000 \ --step=1) } la=500 echo "Script ...
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Zenity Shell Menu for 50+ servers, How to stay in server menu?

i am trying to make a zenity shell menu to manage 50+ servers and want to add multiple customized functions. e.g:- when server goes down i want to ssh in it, then check load,free -m, last 10 mins ...
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Is there any program to get the GPG password from the GUI

I am working about a GUI PGP application with Zenity. GPG asks passphrase on terminal screen. But I want to enter passphrase from a GUI dialog box not in terminal (like zenity --password) I tried ...
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How to run a command once the first time the OS is used?

I am customizing OS and want to display a dialogue describing the ad hoc OS the first time the user is entering the OS. The command is saved in a script. What is the best strategy to execute a script ...
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How to get the line number of a Zenity selected Item

Can someone tell me how to calculate the line number of a selected item. I would like to have the specific line number to refer to a subroutine that will process the same line of a different file. #!...
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If command reach timeout execute other command

I'm trying to set up a script for my school's computer that switches them off automatically at the end of the day (since most teachers forgot them on). I thought to send a zenify warning box to ...
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Is there a program that will launch a configurable context menu

I'm looking for something like Zenity or Yad, except I want something that behaves like a menu, namely: it opens right next to the cursor; it takes one click to select things; it's possible to have ...
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dialog based decisions in bash scripts?

i am trying to write a little bash script that dose different things based on some gui questions. this is how far i got right now: [Timomey@timomeyswetab ~]$ TEST=`zenity --question`; echo test=$...
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yad, how to create a simple question dialog?

I know yad can do much more than zenity, but it also misses quickies like --question. What is the simplest way to mimic that zenity option on yad? Obs.: mimic quickies for other possibly missing ...
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How does a Zenity progress dialog's cancel button function?

While trying to make the Cancel button on a Zenity --progress window work for my scripts I've realized I don't understand how the Cancel button works at all in the example given on the Zenity Manual ...
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writing output of xbacklight -get to a variable in a bash script

I have a little script that lets me set the display brightness #!/bin/sh VALUE=$(zenity --scale --text="Select Display brightness" --value=50 --title "Helligkeit anpassen"); xbacklight -set $VALUE; ...
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Listing negative numbers in zenity --list

$ zenity --list --column 'Numbers' '-3' This option is not available. Please see --help for all possible usages. $ zenity --list --column 'Numbers' -- '-3' So obviously zenity is interpreting the '-'...
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awk output has extra carriage returns and is buffered

My ultimate goal is to get a zenity progress dialog to work while encoding with fdkaac. I first started with some code that is working when I encode "aa.wav" to "aa.mp3" with lame. This results in a ...
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Creating a Wireless Network Management GUI workaround

I just installed Alpine linux, and it all went as smoothly as i'd hoped, except for the wireless networking (and XFCE's Power button and reboot buttons being greyed out, but that's irrelevant here). ...
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Setting arguments from a text file does not work

Here is my code. #!/bin/bash set -- $(cat /home/jeevan/tempzen1.txt) zenity "$@" file tempzen1.txt contains : --list --title FILE-SELECTOR --column serialno. --column file --width 1000 --...
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Something wrong with spaces in zenity trying in a script [duplicate]

While this is directly executed in terminal it works fine zenity --info --text "pure info" --title "get info" But this script doen't work what's wrong? !/bin/bash ZEN="--info --text \"pure info\" --...
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zenity --notification: "Do default action" button

If I use the example usage command for notifications from the Zenity documentation site: zenity --notification\ --window-icon="info" \ --text="There are system updates necessary!" I get a ...
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YAD and Zenity - Input Start/Stop Times to Trim Video

I have a bash script and a php script that function in concert to trim audio/video files using start/stop times. PHP script: <?php // Create datetime objcects $dt1 = new DateTime($argv[1]); $dt2 ...
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How do I safely get multiple filenames from Zenity?

Zenity can be used to create a file selection dialog and select multiple paths. The separator for paths is specified using the --separator option. Therefore we can't use NUL, the only safe character ...
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csv file with multiple columns to zenity

How could I output the contents of a .csv file to a Zenity list. The file has multiple rows and columns and the rows are no fixed numbers. I would also like it so that when the user double clicks, on ...
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call a script if a zenity window is minimized, resized or moved

I would like to add an event-catcher, if my the zenity window gets minimized, resized or moved. I already call a script if the window is closed or the button is pressed in my typebreak script But I ...
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Keep a Zenity dialog box always-on-top in foreground

Is there a way to detect that a Zenity dialog has lost focus? I would like to keep the dialog box in the foreground unless the user presses ESC. I am attempting to add it to this script: #!/bin/...
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Securing a script a little more

I currently have the following script which works fine: #!/bin/sh user="$(zenity --entry --title="Username" --text="Username")" pass="$(zenity --password --title="Password" --text="Password")" ...
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Reusing user input in a script

I have the following script which works: #!/bin/bash xfreerdp /cert-ignore /f /v:farm.company.com /d:company.com /g:rds.company.com /u:$(zenity --entry --title="Username" --text="Username") /gd:...
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